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London Underground

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Address: London SW1H 0TL, England
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London Underground, better known as the Tube, has 11 lines covering 402km...

London Underground, better known as the Tube, has 11 lines covering 402km and serving 270 stations. Opened in 1863, it is the world's oldest underground railway network, and one of the largest.

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Taxi??? Get an Oyster card.

Great service for zipping around the sights. Its rammed full at peak times and could be complicated. Just take the time to work out your North, South, East and West directions and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great service for zipping around the sights. Its rammed full at peak times and could be complicated. Just take the time to work out your North, South, East and West directions and you will be an expert. Oyster cards are great but make sure you bleep out and in!!! Lastly....Keep right unless you are rushing!!!!

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Huntington Beach, California
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

After seeing the London Underground in numerous movies and hearing a plethora of musicians include it in their lyrics and album art, it was a great experience traveling from one station to another. Very efficient and affordable. Word to the wise....Stay to the left on escalators if you are not a daily commuter and are planning on just standing. Locals... More 

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istanbul
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Staying in London 1 year and using buses more than underground! Well i must say if you are foreigner in London the underground can be a little bit complicated! But on the other hand for me using buses was much more easier. I was living in Knightsbridge and going to Holland Garden everyday for work and i was walking to... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazingly efficient with the Oyster card. Get Oyster at Heathrow (easy at T5, less so at others). Got me everywhere I wanted needed to go with no fuss

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London
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Living in London and using the tube a lot... It's bad! In the rush hours it's PACKED, way more the Barcelona, Berlin or Munich. Forget about getting a seat, it's not going to happen. This is the only place in the UK where nobody is looking at health and safety. The underground staff are not paid badly, they have pension... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Bought a daysaver ticket for zone 1 to 9, cost 23quid. Went all over London. Extremely busy during rush hour. Would highly recommend using the underground system during off peak times to prevent long periods of standing up on the train.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our first time using the underground. Approached it with trepidation. Why? It was so easy , we payed by our phones and they took the money out the day after. Really easy to get around. Very helpful staff we had to ask a couple of times. Very busy during rush hour but fun we loved it. It made the trip... More 

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Royton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is what it is... the tubes are always on time and average at around every 5 minutes. Very easy to use if you are a tourist.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

clean un-intimidating, easy to get to your destination. Best way to travel, Just use your debit card to swipe the pad and you will only pay the maximum fare no matter how often in that day you use the tube. It is capped at 11 quid for off peak travel after 9.30 and before 5 dead easy

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Oford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The London Underground, or Tube (because the train tunnels are tube shaped), is the most efficient way of travelling about the UK capital. The oldest underground in the world (first opened 1863) is undergoing constant renovation. Whilst not really a London attraction it is a must to pay at least one visit to experience The Tube first hand. Do avoid... More 

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